Local voluntary group Lyme Heartbeat held a defibrillator awareness and CPR training session at Woodmead Halls yesterday. First responders and Lyme Heartbeat volunteers Virgil Turner and Chris Hutchings gave a brief introductory presentation before attendees had the opportunity to learn how to perform CPR.
The use of a defibrillator and CPR within the first few minutes of someone having a cardiac arrest can improve the chances of the patient surviving significantly.
Lyme Heartbeat was set up to raise funds for the installation of a network of publicly accessible defibrillators throughout Lyme Regis. The organisation currently looks after 11 units with more planned to be installed in the near future.
Find out more about Lyme Heartbeat at lymeheartbeat.co.uk